I am going to be talking about the new light kit that i recently installed in my redcat gen 8 axe edition. So not too long ago. I put a light kit in my trx4 bronco. A light kit was always very high up on my list of something i wanted to do that for one reason or another. It always got overlooked. So after i installed the light kit and the bronco, i really wanted to get one for the redcat. The redcat has been just one of my favorite trucks to drive, and once i saw how cool the lights were and i’m trying to go like scale, not all out performance on this rig, i realized i really needed to get the light kit for it. So i got the my trick: rc kit, the dragon one controller for the bronco. They do not offer that kit for this rig, but i did still want to stay with my trick rc. So i went ahead and i got their kit that they offer for this. It is the uf7b that is the kit that i got to do this install it’s, not quite as powerful as the dragon controller, and you don’t have the different brightness settings that i’ve figured out on the configuration that i have, but it’s still a pretty easy, install It’S, a plug and play it’s actually pretty clean on this truck and i’ll pop this lid off and i’ll just show you a couple of things about this kit.
ok, so we got the lid up here a little bit and you can see these are the wires. Now this kit, i run off the receiver, so it doesn’t run off the balance port of your battery uh. This one runs off the power of your receiver. Now you can see. I got two different uh y connectors in here. You can’t really see the y in this one. I got a zip tied, but this one controls on an on off switch and then this one is just not used. So i went to another channel on my gen 8. I got that six channel in there. So i had plenty of room and then this is the one it came with, so i had to order one of these extra, so you can use both functions and then those just go into my controller here on the back side of my body. Let me unplug these, so if you unplug these two, just just like your servo anything like that, you unplug them from the controller and then your body is good to go so up in here, Cioè, my controller up in there, come potete vedere. So i just taped it up and everything wires to it. So here is another look, it comes with zip ties and it comes with these like little square pieces and you can tape those down and put zip ties through those. So i chose to use those as well, so the wiring is all pretty clean.
Così ora, if you choose to run lights on the body, only you can just unplug those two y connectors, if losing some 3d parts here falling out. So if you want to do the marker lights, that it comes with the the orange color, this is what you have here. I just have this tied up, but this little port right here, this white one uh, this port, you just plug that in to the controller, and then i got these front lights. These are custom. I just put their included lights in these instead of the redcap bumper, because i’ve got a different bumper on this truck. Now i haven’t shown that, but i i will be soon i’m, just waiting uh for something else. So if you’re interested in that make sure you subscribe because i’ll be talking about that front bumper setup in another video, so again you have with those extra lights you get another plug you would have to plug in so then that’d be four things total. So that is one thing over the dragon controller that is different. You don’t have the one plug with all of the other wiring staying on the truck, so you know you have to plug in right now, just two i haven’t been running these just because i really don’t want to have to plug them in. Ad essere onesti con te, so if i’m doing something real scale or special i might plug those in but other than that i just need kind of the headlight function, that’s kind of what i think, but the kit is definitely great.
Now you get functions. Let’S plug this in here, so i can show you, ok, my body is all on and i on my radio, i just plugged it into the channel 3 port for this switch here and i hit the switch and my headlights go out, hit the switch and the Headlights, come back on it’s super sweet. I wanted that so bad. I think it’s just so cool. You know i can just turn the lights on anytime. I want. I think it just adds that little bit of a scale like look. That is just amazing. The light kits just really step your game up if uh you’re at all interested. I highly recommend one so moving on to like the functions of this controller, which are really nice is uh. I bought that extra y cable. Now you cannot do that um. You cannot do both of these functions here so here’s the other function. You can see my tail lights here as i start to go forward. Sono, not sure if the camera is going to pick it up, but they will dim as you go. You can see them changing and then, when you let off they go brighter and then, when you back up the reverse lights come on, so you can out of the box. You can only do one of those functions. I went with the reverse lights and then i got the y connector and did it on the switch, because i thought that was really cool to have the reverse lights and the dimming tail lights.
So it just adds that little bit more of a realistic appeal to the light kits if you’re interested in picking up one of these kits, they are a little bit more pricey than like, say the red cat one. The redcat kit is about half the price i’ve. Never seen it or done anything, i know it’s a little blue controller box. I don’t know much about it, but after the quality of the my trick, rc kit from the bronco i kind of just wanted to stay with them, and then you have other ports as well. So if you want to buy other products, you can just plug it right into their controller and operate it. So i like that touch, so i decided to just spend the extra money and go with another, my trick, rc kit. Così, overall it is it’s a great kit. I don’t know longevity how it will hold up, but just getting the kit the quality of it. The install is easy. They supply all the stuff that you need. If you want to go big, you know you buy extra lights, buy that y, an extra y cable, so you can run it off. A switch in the application on the redcat itself was super easy. With this fly sky, i mean i literally plugged the y cable into my receiver on channel three and no programming, No, niente. I just hit the button and the lights were going on and off.
So the kit just goes really well with this truck and uh there’s a diagram for crawling for drifting on how to plug everything in when you do. The install i’ll throw some clips up that i have of the install and you can kind of see a little bit there, so you can pull that up online and just get it to your liking and again that’s what’s great about the kit is all the different Tune ability but that’s going to cover it. I just really want to show you guys the kit give you my thoughts. I definitely recommend it if you’re interested in picking one up spend the money and you will not be disappointed but really appreciate you guys watching the video don’t forget. I got the photo contest going on submit your best scale photo to rc propaganda, yahoo.com and uh you’ll. Be entered for the month, we’ll pick a winner on january 24th, stickers and air fresheners for prizes.